Spezia 1-4 Napoli: Gennaro Gattuso’s side jump to second in battle for Champions League places

Spezia 1-4 Napoli: Victor Osimhen scores twice as Gennaro Gattuso’s side jump from fifth to second place in the Serie A table to put pressure on the sides around them in fight for the Champions League places

  • Piotr Zielinski opened the scoring before Victor Osimhen netted himself a brace
  • Roberto Piccoli got one back before Hirving Lozano added a fourth goal 
  • Napoli were fifth going into the game and their victory leaves them in second 
  • Atalanta in third could go ahead with a draw against Parma on Sunday 
  • Fourth-placed Juventus face fifth-placed AC Milan on Sunday evening 

Two goals from Victor Osimhen helped Napoli climb to second in the Serie A standings after a comprehensive 4-1 win at Spezia on Saturday.

Piotr Zielinski’s fine finish in the 15th minute set the visitors on their way to victory, before Nigerian Osimhen took his tally to five goals in his last four league games with a double before halftime.

Substitute Roberto Piccoli’s goal in the 64th minute did give the hosts hope of mounting a comeback, but Hirving Lozano put the seal on a third win in the last four league games for Napoli 11 minutes from time.

Napoli took a huge victory to jump from fifth to second in Serie A with three games left

Victor Osimhen scored a first-half brace as Napoli cruised to a 3-0 lead before the break

Victor Osimhen scored a first-half brace as Napoli cruised to a 3-0 lead before the break

Their Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski opened the scoring after just 15 minutes

Their Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski opened the scoring after just 15 minutes

Gennaro Gattuso’s side climbed from fifth up to second on 70 points from 35 games, one point ahead of Atalanta, champions Juventus and AC Milan, who are all in action on Sunday.

Atalanta face Parma, while Juventus face AC Milan at the Allianz Stadium. 

Spezia remained in relegation trouble, three points above the bottom three having played one game more than their rivals. 

Osimhen made it ten goals for Napoli in the league this season with his first-half brace

Osimhen made it ten goals for Napoli in the league this season with his first-half brace

Gattuso's side jump Atalanta, Juventus and AC Milan who are all set to play on Sunday

Gattuso’s side jump Atalanta, Juventus and AC Milan who are all set to play on Sunday

With Juventus set to play Milan, Napoli will still be in the top-four by the end of the weekend

With Juventus set to play Milan, Napoli will still be in the top-four by the end of the weekend

Spezia 1-4 Napoli: Gennaro Gattuso’s side jump to second in battle for Champions League places

Spezia 1-4 Napoli: Victor Osimhen scores twice as Gennaro Gattuso’s side jump from fifth to second place in the Serie A table to put pressure on the sides around them in fight for the Champions League places

  • Piotr Zielinski opened the scoring before Victor Osimhen netted himself a brace
  • Roberto Piccoli got one back before Hirving Lozano added a fourth goal 
  • Napoli were fifth going into the game and their victory leaves them in second 
  • Atalanta in third could go ahead with a draw against Parma on Sunday 
  • Fourth-placed Juventus face fifth-placed AC Milan on Sunday evening 

Two goals from Victor Osimhen helped Napoli climb to second in the Serie A standings after a comprehensive 4-1 win at Spezia on Saturday.

Piotr Zielinski’s fine finish in the 15th minute set the visitors on their way to victory, before Nigerian Osimhen took his tally to five goals in his last four league games with a double before halftime.

Substitute Roberto Piccoli’s goal in the 64th minute did give the hosts hope of mounting a comeback, but Hirving Lozano put the seal on a third win in the last four league games for Napoli 11 minutes from time.

Napoli took a huge victory to jump from fifth to second in Serie A with three games left

Victor Osimhen scored a first-half brace as Napoli cruised to a 3-0 lead before the break

Victor Osimhen scored a first-half brace as Napoli cruised to a 3-0 lead before the break

Their Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski opened the scoring after just 15 minutes

Their Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski opened the scoring after just 15 minutes

Gennaro Gattuso’s side climbed from fifth up to second on 70 points from 35 games, one point ahead of Atalanta, champions Juventus and AC Milan, who are all in action on Sunday.

Atalanta face Parma, while Juventus face AC Milan at the Allianz Stadium. 

Spezia remained in relegation trouble, three points above the bottom three having played one game more than their rivals. 

Osimhen made it ten goals for Napoli in the league this season with his first-half brace

Osimhen made it ten goals for Napoli in the league this season with his first-half brace

Gattuso's side jump Atalanta, Juventus and AC Milan who are all set to play on Sunday

Gattuso’s side jump Atalanta, Juventus and AC Milan who are all set to play on Sunday

With Juventus set to play Milan, Napoli will still be in the top-four by the end of the weekend

With Juventus set to play Milan, Napoli will still be in the top-four by the end of the weekend